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Dew Of Death

Author : Joel A. Vilensky
ISBN : 9780253111524
Genre : History
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"Dr. Vilensky raises important concerns regarding the threats posed by lewisite and other weapons of mass destruction. As he describes, non-proliferation programs are a vital component in the War on Terror." -- Richard G. Lugar, United States Senator "Joel Vilensky's book is a detailed and immensely useful account of the development and history of one of the major chemical weapons.... We will always know how to make lewisite, the 'Dew of Death,' but that does not mean that we should, or be compelled to accept such weapons in our lives." -- from the Foreword by Richard Butler, former head of UN Special Commission to Disarm Iraq In 1919, when the Great War was over, the New York Times reported on a new chemical weapon with "the fragrance of geranium blossoms," a poison gas that was "the climax of this country's achievements in the lethal arts." The name of this substance was lewisite and this is its story -- the story of an American weapon of mass destruction. Discovered by accident by a graduate student and priest in a chemistry laboratory at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., lewisite was developed into a weapon by Winford Lewis, who became its namesake, working with a team led by James Conant, later president of Harvard and head of government oversight for the U.S.'s atomic bomb program, the Manhattan Project. After a powerful German counterattack in the spring of 1918, the government began frantic production of lewisite in hopes of delivering 3,000 tons of the stuff to be ready for use in Europe the following year. The end of war came just as the first shipment was being prepared. It was dumped into the sea, but not forgotten. Joel A. Vilensky tells the intriguing story of the discovery and development of lewisite and its curious history. During World War II, the United States produced more than 20,000 tons of lewisite, testing it on soldiers and secretly dropping it from airplanes. In the end, the substance was abandoned as a weapon because it was too unstable under most combat conditions. But a weapon once discovered never disappears. It was used by Japan in Manchuria and by Iraq in its war with Iran. The Soviet Union was once a major manufacturer. Strangely enough, although it was developed for lethal purposes, lewisite led to an effective treatment for a rare neurological disease.

Man Of The Hour

Author : Jennet Conant
ISBN : 9781476730882
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"James B. Conant was a towering figure who stood at the center of the great crises and challenges of the twentieth century. He set an extraordinary example of public service without ever holding elected office. A member of the greatest generation, there was probably no one who made a larger mark in more areas of American life, shaping national policy as a scientist, nuclear pioneer, Cold War statesman, diplomat, and educational reformer for nearly fifty years. As a brilliant young chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As the Nazi threat loomed, he boldly led the interventionist cause in WWII and was tapped by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be one of the scientific chiefs at the helm of the Manhattan Project, personally overseeing the massive secret effort to develop the atomic bomb and making the fateful recommendation to drop it on Hiroshima to bring the war to a quick and decisive end. He went on to become one of America's first cold warriors, led the bitter fight to reject the hydrogen bomb, and campaigned tirelessly for the international control of atomic weapons. He continued to exert his influence as President Eisenhower's high commissioner, and then ambassador, to Germany, helping to secure the country's future and strengthen Europe's defenses against Soviet aggression. He achieved national prominence in his twenty-year reign as president of Harvard--the very symbol of the intellectual and social elite--and yet was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions, helping to create the SAT and devoting his later life to improving public schools as the "engine of democracy." Even as he worked to safeguard the American way of life, he feared the nuclear force he helped harness was so dangerous it could lead to the extinction of mankind. In this intimate account of his extraordinary life, his granddaughter, ... bestselling author Jennet Conant, draws on hundreds of documents, diaries, and letters to reveal the agonizing decisions he was forced to make while serving his country in three wars--two hot, and one cold--and the burden of guilt he bore for his actions and for always putting duty before everything else. For all his brilliance, he never understood the depression that ravaged his family but struggled to keep his wife from succumbing, in the process alienating both his sons. With Man of the Hour, Jennet Conant paints a rich, nuanced portrait of a great American leader and visionary, the last of a vanishing breed."--Jacket.

Dew Of Hermon Or Zion S Daily Sacrifice By A Son Of Consolation R B Sanderson

Author : Richard Burdon Sanderson
ISBN : OXFORD:590873584
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The Dew Of Israel And The Lily Of God Or A Glimpse Of The Kingdom Of Grace

Author : Friedrich Wilhelm Krummacher
Genre : Reformed Church
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Death S Masquerade Shattered

Author : Charlotte M. Nabors
ISBN : 9781449734299
Genre : Religion
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This book is about gaining a biblical understanding of death. Whether you are Christian or not, you may see things in a whole new way and gain an understanding of the many theories you have heard over the years. This book is valuable to anyone who has had questions about God's justice or injustice, hellfire, or where we go when we die. Learn about suicide, euthanasia, ghosts, the crucifixion, and many more insights. The wisdom within is heavily supported with biblical texts and the personal experiences of the author and others.

The Christian S Defence Against The Fears Of Death Translated By Marius D Assigny The Twelfth Edition Newly Corrected With An Account Of The Author Etc With A True Relation Of The Apparition Of One Mrs Veal By Daniel Defoe

Author : Charles DRELINCOURT (the Elder.)
ISBN : BL:A0022986446
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The Dew Of Hermon

Author : Martha A. Daniel
ISBN : HARVARD:32044038421970
Genre : Imprints (Publishers' and printers' statements)
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Golden Moments And Dew Of Hermon

Author : Martha A. Daniel
Genre : American poetry
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Divine Consolations Against The Fear Of Death In A Dialogue Between A Minister And A Tempted Christian To Which Is Added The Christians Triumph Over Death With Divine Contemplations Ejaculations And Poems Thereupon

Author : Johann GERHARD
ISBN : BL:A0024111006
Genre : Death
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Body Mind And Soul

Author : Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh
ISBN : 9789657146088
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The body-mind connection is a well-documented fact in today's medical paradigm. Yet, long before recent scientific research uncovered this natural linkage, it was described in Kabbalistic healing manuals, with one important difference--there it was understood to be a link between body, mind, and soul.Whether you rely on today's holistic healing or on more traditional medicine, you'll benefit from the Kabbalistic prescriptions for healing and understanding of human physiology laid out in this valuable book.Body, Mind, Soul: Kabbalah and Medicine includes: - A reference guide to the body-soul interaction- A detailed description of Kabbalah's understanding of disease and its root causes- Contemporary healing methods seen from a mystical point of view- A discussion of the healing power of prayer and teshuvah (return to G-d)

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